I'll Be There

A gripping story that thoughtfully explores the complexities of teenage passions and friendships.

By Holly Goldberg Sloan Read by Laura Jennings Family Life / Social Issues / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 9h 29m Sell Sheet Also available on
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8 Audio CDs May 9, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781520005225 Add to Cart
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Part 1 of the I'll Be There series.

							Emily Bell believes in destiny. To her, being forced to sing a solo in the church choir--despite her average voice--is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight, they are connected. Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. He and his little brother, Riddle, have spent their entire lives constantly uprooted by their  unstable father. As Sam and Riddle are welcomed into the Bells' lives, they witness the warmth and protection of a family for the first time. But when tragedy strikes, they're left fighting for survival in the desolate wilderness, and wondering if they'll ever find a place where they can belong.

Illustrates how we are all connected in big and small, positive and negative ways... [This] riveting story will keep readers interested and guessing until the end. - School Library Journal, starred review

[Sloan] has fashioned a cast of memorable characters with compelling stories and relationships. - Kirkus Reviews

Sloan delivers a cinematic, psychologically nuanced first novel...[and] excels at crafting memorable characters and relationships. - Publishers Weekly